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Prior to the French Revolution

major events and people that helped cause the French Revolution

Rule of Louis XIV

1657 - 1715

Sun King's rule was noted for spending huge amounts of money on a palace at Versailles, high taxes, expensive unsuccessful wars and wastefulness

Seven years war ends


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Louis XVI becomes king


Louis was a bad man.

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Tennis court oath


At the beginning of the French Revolution, a number of members of the Third Estate and some from the First Estate signed what became known as the Tennis Court Oath

The estates general summoned


Louis VXI summoned the estate-general in 1789 because the wealthy and powerful classes demanded the king to summon the Estate-General as an answer to solve the economic crisis that afflicted France

Fall of the bastille


on July 14, 1789, King Louis XVI received word at Versailles that the Bastille had fallen in Paris to a mob that included both citizens and soldiers

The French Revolution

major events of the French Revolution

Fall of the Bastille


mob attacked the prison, killed the govenor, released the prisoners; symbolic destruction of it was important rallying point that represented the bringing down of authority

All feudal privileges abolished


October days


On 5 October, several hundred women staged a protest against the high price of bread at the City Hall

Civil constituton of the clergy


was a law passed on 12 July 1790 during the French Revolution, that subordinated the Roman Catholic Church in France to the French government.

Flight to varennes


The Flight to Varennes served as a major journee because it showed the National Assembly as well as the French people, that Louis XVI could no longer be trusted

Convention meets


Monarchy overthrown


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marie antoinette executed


Many French people hated the Queen for her Austrian blood and her expensive tastes

Louis XVI executed


Louis XVI, king of France, arrived in the wrong historical place at the wrong time and soon found himself overwhelmed by events beyond his control

Reign of terror begins


This marks the beginning of almost two years of repressing perceived enemies of the Revolution

Fall of robespierre;thermidor periodbegins


Directory meets


The Directory first meets


This is the end of the revolution as a middle class government is established where only people who own property can vote

After the French Revolution

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The last phase of the revolution changes the government back to a way it used to be.